The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Newly restored cottages in the old cattle market

two refurbished 'cottages' in the place Louis XIII
The ville idéale was constructed with houses for all the social orders.  These modest houses are located behind the halle in what was originally the cattle market.  Now re-organised and re-named place Louis XIII.  Often constructed in pairs with an alley to the back yards, these dwellings are being bought and refurbished.

As they say - "they scrub up well"!


1 comment:

Jean said...

Very nicely done, too, as far as I can tell.
Wonder what they're like inside.

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